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2014-07-07 10:19:43

Texas A&M Health Science Center A new test for tuberculosis (TB) could dramatically improve the speed and accuracy of diagnosis for one of the world’s deadliest diseases, enabling health care providers to report results to patients within minutes, according to a study published this week in the journal Angewandte Chemie. Jeffrey Cirillo, Ph.D., professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, in collaboration with GBDbio, a Texas A&M spinoff company,...

2014-07-07 04:21:00

MILAN, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WAIDID, the new International Scientific Society presided over by Prof. Susanna Esposito, has the objective of promoting scientific research and the dissemination of information on infectious and immunological diseases on both the national and international levels while raising public awareness with regard to such diseases, which can prove to be very widespread among both adults and children. On the international panorama there was no...

2014-06-25 12:29:13

SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCQB: AEMD), the pioneer in creating medical devices that target unmet therapeutic needs in infectious disease and cancer, announced today that the presentation made by Company Chairman and CEO, Jim Joyce at The Wall Street Analyst Forum on June 19(th), is now available at www.aethlonmedical.com. A link to Mr. Joyce's presentation, including both the audio and slide presentation, is accessible at...

2014-06-24 23:05:15

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carlos Slim Health Institute partner to fund UCSF-based FIRST (Fighting Infections through Research, Science and Technology) program; a $6 million collaboration to fight neglected tropical diseases in Mesoamerica San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2014 SSI, a San Francisco nonprofit founded by Eva Harris, UC Berkeley Professor of Infectious Disease and Vaccinology and former MacArthur "Genius" award winner, has worked to minimize...

2014-06-17 12:37:42

American Society for Microbiology Fecal microbiota transplantation --- the process of delivering stool bacteria from a healthy donor to a patient suffering from intestinal infection with the bacterium Clostridium difficile --- works by restoring healthy bacteria and functioning to the recipient's gut, according to a study published this week in mBio®, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology. The study provides insight into the structural and potential...

2014-06-05 13:19:17

University of California - San Francisco UCSF genome experts show value of 'next-generation sequencing' in diagnosing infection A 14-year-old boy's turnaround and quick recovery after mysteriously being stricken by brain-inflaming encephalitis -- which led to him being hospitalized for six weeks and put into a medically induced coma after falling critically ill -- shows that the newest generation of DNA analysis tools can be harnessed to reveal the cause of a life-threatening infection...

2014-06-05 12:29:58

Center will utilize next generation genomic sequencing and analysis technologies to better understand infectious disease pathogens, and create resource for the research community ROCKVILLE, Md. and LA JOLLA, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization, have been awarded a five year grant from the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to establish and operate a...

2014-06-02 20:22:24

LONDON, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report:Global Markets for Rapid Medical Diagnostic Kitshttp://www.reportbuyer.com/pharma_healthcare/diagnostics/global_markets_rapid_medical_diagnostic_kits.html STUDY GOALS AND OBJECTIVESThe current report focuses on the rapid medical diagnostic kit (MDK) portion of the overall MDK market. Within the MDK market there are rapid kits, which in this report are defined as nonautomated tests that provide...

2014-05-30 23:07:28

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Automated and Rapid Microbiological Tests markets. Global market for Automated and Rapid Microbiological Tests is forecast to reach US$5.9 billion by 2020, driven by increase in outbreaks of new diseases caused by mutant microorganisms, rising healthcare expenditure, and growing need to speed up microbiological testing. San Jose, California (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 Microbiology is one of the major segments of the diagnostic testing...

2014-05-28 12:42:51

University of Gothenburg A newly discovered tick-borne bacterium known as “Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis” has been implicated in six cases of disease in Sweden. A new international study led by the Sahlgrenska Academy has shown that this bacterium is primarily a risk for people who are already sick and who are receiving immunosuppressive drugs. The Candidatus Neoehrlichia mikurensis bacterium, known in the medical world by its short name Neoehrlichia, was discovered and...


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2011-01-24 12:50:52

Hepatitis A, caused by hepatitis A virus, is an acute infectious disease of the liver that is transmitted person to person by ingestion of contaminated food or water or through direct contact with an infectious person. Millions of people are believed to become infected with HAV every year. The incubation period is two to six weeks and on average is 28 days. In less developed countries the HAV is usually contracted in early childhood. Clean water helps to decrease contraction of HAV. In 90%...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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